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Cyproheptadine and Dexamethasone Abuse

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Author(s): Sagar Karia | Nahid Dave | Avinash De Sousa | Nilesh Shah | Sushma Sonavane

Journal: National Journal of Medical Research
ISSN 2249-4995

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1.000;
Start page: 88;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Cyproheptadine | Dexamethasone | Abuse

ABSTRACT
Cyproheptadine is an appetite stimulator with an additional anticholinergic, anti-serotonergic, and local anaesthetic properties. Dexamethasone is a potent synthetic member of the glucocorticoid class of steroid drugs. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant. Here we report a rare case of Cyproheptadine and Dexamethasone dependence in a HIV positive patient. [Natl J of Med Res 2013; 3(1.000): 88-89]
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